How to Be Well Groomed
Don and Sue show how they keep themselves well groomed throughout the school week and for their friday night dates. They give attention to their health, posture and cleanliness and learn to take good care of their clothes.
Ken Smith sez: This film details the grooming rituals of brother "Don" and sister "Sue". Both are incredibly neat; in fact, grooming seems to occupy their entire day, while their evenings are spent ironing outfits and polishing shoes. A man and woman narration team take Don and Sue's side with lines such as, "They look like the kind of people you'd like to know, don't they?" The narrators also point out specifics. "Sue avoids red nail polish, as it would call attention to her stubby hands." Don and Sue's "room" features what must be the world's smallest closet, which makes their extensive wardrobes all the more amazing.
ironing; shining shoes; polishing nails; alarm clock; waking up in the morning; selecting a tie; cleaning fingernails; combing hair; looking in mirror; eating breakfast;
"Sue avoids red nail polish since it would call attention to her stubby hands."
"Mother too keeps up a good appearance even around the house for that keeps up her spirits."
"Their good grooming habits help them in friendships and business. For your success depends a great deal on how you look."
CLEANLINESS CLOTHES HYGIENE SCHOOLS DATES GROOMING POSTURE HEALTH Health and hygiene Cleanliness Grooming Teenagers Families Siblings Brothers Sisters Bathrooms Makeup Cosmetics Clothing Dressing Children Fashion Gender roles Behavior Social guidance Nail polish Fingers Fingernails Bedrooms Waking up Bed (going to) Sleeping Alarm clocks Mornings Washing
Danger Lurks Safety
Subject: Bordering On Parody
The movie implies that they do this everyday. Well, I guess they do - that is, any day that the film crew from Coronet is in house. Anything for a paycheck.
Those people at the breakfast table...oh, they have parents? I thought they were orphans up until that scene. Geez those kids do everything in that house....I thought the boy was gonna resole his shoes right there in the kitchen.
Girls sure spent a lot of time combing their hair in those days. I mean, if you've seen a few of these films, think about it. "100 strokes."
Sounds like obvious stuff presented here, but when I was their age, I did maybe half of those things.
Subject: DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!
If you go to be right after polishing your nails, your fingernails will be so fuzzy they will look like you have glued cotton balls to them!
Sue is trying to get you to have fuzzy nails so she will look better than you!!!!!!!
Sue is mean.
Subject: Golly Jeepers They Look Neat!
Did anyone notice that the bedroom was the same one from Dick York's insomnia film?
Subject: Lots Of Extra SpareTime !
standards back in 1949.
Subject: Nice Life
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